1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Richard Young has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1966.
Washington University ( St. Louis ), Ph.D., Geology, 1966
Cornell University , B.A. Geology, 1962
Dissertation: Cenozoic Geology along the Edge of the Colorado Plateau in NW Arizona. (Hualapai Indian Reservation and adjacent areas)
2010 Geneseo Alumni Award
2004 President’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors
2002 Awarded SUNY Chancellor’s Research Recognition Award ( Albany , October 2002).
1991-present Appointed Distinguished Service Professor of Geological Sciences, State University of New York by SUNY Chancellor (at SUNY, Geneseo)
1990 Appointed Faculty Exchange Scholar, SUNY, by Chancellor Johnstone
1979-1991 Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY College of Arts and Science, Geneseo , New York
1977-1986 Chairman, Department of Geological Sciences, SUNY College of Arts and Science, Geneseo , New York
1966-1977 Assistant and Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, SUNY College of Arts and Science, Geneseo , New York
Colorado River Evolution: Grand Canyon Symposium Organizer, 2000
Radiocarbon dating of Heinrich (H4) glacial events, Genesee Valley, NY (2004).
U S Army Corps of Engineers: Sedimentation and Erosion, Genesee River (2002-2003).
Spencer Roemer Summer Research Fellowship (1999).
NASA Contract NAS 9-12770, Photogeologic Analysis Apollo Missions 15-17 (1972-1975).
Research Development Award, Genesee Valley Pleistocene chronology (1992).
Cole Memorial Research Grant, Geological Society of America, Colorado Plateau Tertiary (1988).
Decade of North American Geology, Geological Soc. of America, Colorado Plateau Tertiary(1986).
U S Environmental Protection Agency, Evaluation of Hazardous Waste Sites, (1981-1983).
Publications and Professional Activities
Young, R.A. , 2004, The Laramide-Paleogene History of the western Grand Canyon Region: Setting the Stage: In: The Colorado River : Origin and Evolution: (eds. Young, R.A. and Spamer, E.), Gran d Canyon Association Monograph No. 12, Chapter 1(p. 7-16), Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon National Park , Arizona , 280 p.
Young, R.A ., 2003, (Research Report) Recent and Long-term Sedimentation and Erosion along the Genesee River Floodplain In Livingston and Monroe Counties, NY , US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, 36 pages plus appendices, maps, digital images (includes 2000+ river channel images on 5 CD’s).
Young, R.A. , 2001, Geomorphic, Structural, and Stratigraphic Evidence for Laramide Uplift of the Southwestern Colorado Plateau Margin of NW Arizona: In: The Mackin Volume, The Geologic Transition, High Plateaus to Great Basin – A Symposium and Field Guide Eds. (eds.Erskine et al.) Utah Geological Association Pu b. 30 and AAPG Guidebook GB 78, p. 227-237 .
Billingsley, G.H., Wenrich, K.J., Huntoon, P.W., and Young, R.A., 1999, Breccia Pipe and Geologic Map of the SW pa rt of Hualapai Indian Reservation and Vicinity, Arizona : U,S. Geological Survey Misc. Investigations Series Map I-2554, 2 maps with phamphlet (Appendix: pages 21-50, Nomenclature and Ages of Late Cretace ous(?) – Tertiary Strata in the Hualapai Plateau Region, NW Arizona by R.A. Young).
Nieto, A. and Young, R.A., 1998, Retsof Salt Mine Collapse and Aquifer Dewatering, Genesee Va lley , Livingston County , NY : In: Poland Symposium Volume: Land Subsidence, (J. Borchers, Ed.), Spec. Pub. 8, Assoc. Engineering Geologists, Star Publishers, Belmont, CA., p. 309-325.
Lundgren, L. and Young, R.A., 1995, Mine failure, subsidence, and environmental impacts, Retsof Salt Mine, Livingston County , NY , 1994: New York Earth Science and the Environment, v.1, no. 1, p. 5-17.
Young, R.A. and Sirkin, Les, 1994, Subsurface Geology of the lower Genesee River Valley Region: A progress report on the evidence for Middle Wisconsin sediments and implications for ice sheet erosion models: N Y State Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, 66th Annual Meeting, University of Rochester, p. 89-126. (ongoing research)
Young, R.A ., and Burton , R., 1993, Bluff erosion along Irondequoit Creek in Linear Park: Roch. Comm. for Scientific Info., Bull. 315, 6pp, Figs., Rochester , NY .